About Festival By The Sea

Join us for Festival by the Sea – An annual event coordinated with the Manchester Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, this all-day extravaganza taps into the long-line of local talent with musical and artistic performers alike. Visitors can take in the sights of Masconomo Park while surveying the art and handcrafted items from some of the finest talent assembled.

“Celebrating locally grown art, music and food” in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, this all day event will highlight not only the idyllic beauty of Cape Ann but also the incredible talent for which the area has become synonymous.

Tapping into the area’s wealth of musical and artistic talents, the family-friendly Festival will feature live music on two stages throughout the day, culminating in an evening waterfront concert in Masconomo Park. While walking through town, visitors will be able to peruse the art and handcrafted items created by some of the area’s finest artists, craftsmen, and jewelry designers. Festival by the Sea will most definitely provide visitors with a summertime glimpse into some of the best that Cape Ann has to offer.

The event, starting at 10:00 am, is free and there will be ample parking and a complimentary shuttle to and from satellite parking areas. Mark your calendar and pack your blanket for a day of great music, inspired artistry and delicious, locally grown foods.

For inquires please contact Kerry McKenna at


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Check out the local deals going on during FBTS

  • Allens Pharmacy: 25% off all Solgar items and 25% off yard games including croquet sets, bocce, and volleyball
  • Coldwell Banker: Please stop by at 21 Central Street for a free tote bag!
  • North Coast Too!: we will have all summer clothing on sale at our 'sidewalk sale'
  • The White Lilac: The White Lilac will be offering 20% off all Rebecca Ray products (in-stock)
  • Mimi Gift Gallery: we will be having a special on Turkish-T Beach Towels for $25.
  • GLADSTONE: GLADSTONE will be offering special Festival by the Sea pricing on a large selection of designer and antique fine jewelry
  • Found Objects: Special, one-day-only deep discounts for Festival-by-the-Sea!
Want to add your local business's deal? Shoot us an email and we'll put it here!
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